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. texas already has. i think the highest rate of uninsured people are in texas. the answer from the left, i don't have an answer. people aren't in the streets protesting a lot of things they should be protesting but this is a situation where these are poor working poor people, they are busy. this is something they haven't gotten yet so it's not exactly being taken away from them. >> i just feel the pendulum has swung so far in the wrong direction in terms of the debate over this. we are talking about the governors that have said they're opting out of this, they have 29% of the total americans without health insurance in this country. the idea that not only are they not apologizing for this decision, but that they feel like they can sort of go out like yosemite sam with guns blazing and say this is equivalent to the titanic or the gestapo is shocking. >> it really is. i think we should say it simply. people are going to die because rick perry wants to run for president again or governors want to pander to the tea party. that's what's going to happen here. you have very poor people who are
arguments in a case aimed at preventing texas from implementing a photo i.d. law that the justice department says could disenfranchise more than one million voters. this came as the obama administration reluctantly agreed to give florida permission to use a federal data base that will enable that state to move forward with a purge of voters who they believe are not registered properly or are noncitizens. a poll released yesterday on that shows that 54% of florida voters support that approach. joy-ann reid, we have talked a lot about voter i.d. we talk about it because it's important, it's a big story, and because it's political, because every voter i.d. law that has passed in the last four years has been a party line republican effort, although there have been some republican governors here and there who have pushed back. what you look at in texas is a little different. the supreme court has said look, you can require a photo i.d. they had that in a case in indiana. that is the current law. what's going on in texas relates more to the history of racism and segregation in voting and basically
in pennsylvania, the president in texas. can the president turn out the base? the national urban league takes a look at the mood of african-american voters this year. >>> plus, speaking of vice presidents, dick cheney returning to capitol hill today to help republicans who are opposed to defense cuts. >>> and pucker up. the president gets a do-over on the kiss cam and then schools kobe bryant on the dream team debate. >> you know, this is a generational thing. i was around in '92, i was a bulls fan, so i've got to go with the original dream team, and i suspect that michael and sir charles and others would point out they were probably never down at any point in any of their games. but this is a great team, unbelievable talent, and kobe's a competitor so you expect him to do a little trash talking whenever the opportunity arises. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. no trash talking here. in our daily fix, mitt romney has started to prepare for the all-important rollout of a running mate. he's hired two experienced republican staff members to take care of the vice presidential
in pennsylvania. we have the second highest number of nra members of any state in the union, behind only texas, and i won three statewide elections by 10%, 12% and 21% margins so the nra, our politicians don't read polls. after gabby giffords there was a poll on the lautenberg-mccarthy bill which would limit magazine clips to only 11 bullets. remember laughner had a 33 bullet clip which allowed him to fire 27 bullets without reloading and 71% of americans, including more than half of the republicans polled were for it. yes it never got out of committee because we're terrified of the nra. we democrats are as bad as the republicans. everyone is scared of the nra. number one, there are some things worth losing for in politics and to be able to prevent carnage like this is worth losing for. what the congress ought to do, again, i apologize for talking about this in the wake of all this, but it is important. the congress should reinstate the assault weapons ban. number one, no citizen should be allowed to have an assault rifle. that's clear. there's no reason, no hunter needs it, no citizen needs i
to help you when you're sick. you're talking about texas, which has 25% of residents without health insurance. i understand the sort of political optics here but then there's the practicality of legislating and governing. you got to think, especially when the federal government is going to pick up the tab there's going to be a strong push by residents to say you got to do this. >> recovery act money. and they hated it. they wound out putting press releases, we hate the stimulus but we'll take it. come on. will romney have to do nothing? no, he will sign executive orders, he will slow things down, but repeal is a whole other question. that's if you can get to 60 votes and if you can convince people it's not a budget reconciliation measure. remember, 60 votes in the senate, no matter what happens in this election is going to be a real stretch for republicans. >> rob portman, in the "new york times," says you can't get everything through reconciliation with respect to appeal, just the budgetary stuff. within the gop caucus there is confusion. >> surprise. dissent within the gop caucus.
they hear that information, when you talk about states like texas and talk about florida and you hear these governors saying we're not going to take any of this, and you think oh, my god, if people are screaming that we don't want to pay for people to go to the emergency rooms and we want to send this money, you know, that's a windfall for your state and you do not want to help people who make $3200 a year -- >> talking about families of four who make $29,000 a year and they would get -- the federal government would pick up the tab basically through 2022. >> you're still talking about sm small story, though. compelling but small. the problem for health care vis a vis the democrats is the story is complex and also an abstraction. it doesn't exist yet. the benefits are not ones people know about, that they're receiving, so i think what it really does for the republicans, it fits very nicely into an economic message which is like this is going to be part of the jobs-killing program of the obama administration, this massive tax, this huge bureau a bureaucracy. you look at the aggregate a
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for at least a visit. that was president george w. bush speaking in crawford, texas with the hoover institution. meanwhile as we mentioned, dick cheney was back in washington yesterday all while speculation flies about condoleezza rice as a potential vp choice for governor romney. let's just say bush's self-described axis of awesome is back together again. david corn, it is interesting, we have not seen much from the bushies of late. we have heard periodic peeps from jeb bush and george h.w. bush, who now seems so out of sync with the party line that they almost seem like moderate democrats. h.w. bush saying the rigidity of those pledges, the norquist pledge, is something i don't like. the circumstances change and you can't be wedded to some formula by grover norquist. it's who the hell is grover norquist, anyway, which is fighting words. >> i was expecting w. to say that. it was kind of cool, it was neat, it was massively rad being president. the interesting thing is as soon as a republican gets out of power, out of the white house, it seems that the next generation comes along and really myst
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